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The Cricket’s Daily 3: Meet James Corden, your new late-night host

First Published Aug 06 2014 01:17PM      Last Updated Aug 07 2014 07:30 am

FILE - This June 25, 2014 file photo shows James Corden at the New York premiere of "Begin Again" in New York. Corden may be stepping in for outgoing CBS host Craig Ferguson. Corden "appears to be in contention" to take over "The Late Late Show," according to an industry source who spoke Tuesday, Aug. 5, on the condition of anonymity because that person wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the negotiations. CBS declined to comment. Scottish-born Craig Ferguson has hosted "The Late Late Show" since 2005. In April he announced he would be leaving at year's end. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• British actor-comedian James Corden is in line to replace Craig Ferguson on CBS’ "The Late Late Show." Corden won a Tony for his role in "One Man, Two Guvnors," co-starred in "Begin Again," and had a recurring role on "Doctor Who." [The Wrap, Entertainment Weekly]

• "Portlandia" co-creator/star Carrie Brownstein has signed on to write her first movie, an adaptation of the British mini-series "Lost in Austen." The story, about a modern woman suddenly put into Jane Austen’s "Pride & Prejudice," was one of the projects Nora Ephron was working on when she died in 2012. [Variety]



• Marilyn Burns, an actress best known for playing the "scream queen" survivor of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," has died in her Houston home. She was 65. [The Hollywood Reporter]

 

 

 

 

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